David Hodgson (judge)
David Hargraves Hodgson AO (1939 – 5 June 2012) was a judge of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the highest court in the State of New South Wales, Australia, which forms part of the Australian court hierarchy.
Hodgson was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court in 1983. He was Chief Judge in Equity from 1997–2001, and was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 2001.
Hodgson has written numerous philosophical articles, mainly dealing with issues in philosophy of the mind. He writes primarily on the topics of free will and consciousness. Hodgson is the author of three books published by Oxford University Press, Consequences of Utilitarianism (1967), The Mind Matters: Consciousness and Choice in a Quantum World (1991) and Rationality + Consciousness = Free Will (2011). The judge has also written on probability and plausible reasoning.
- Michael Kirby, The Supreme Court of NSW, Tradition and Diversity, speech given 12 February 2004
- Who's Who in Australia
- Farewell Ceremony for the Honourable David Hodgson AO, 9 August 2011 at .
- Nicola Lacey, A Life of H. L. A. Hart: The Nightmare and the Noble Dream (2004), p. 262.
- Blackshield, Tony, Coper, Michael & Williams, ed. (2001). "Associates". The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia. South Melbourne, Victoria: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-554022-0.
- NSW Law Reform Commission website
- NSW Bar Association
- Philosophical Articles by David Hodgson